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The Legal Status of Cannabis in Maryland

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In 2013, Maryland lawmakers voted to legalize medical cannabis. However, recreational cannabis is illegal in this state. In this state, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, dentists, and podiatrists can recommend medical cannabis to their patients.

This program started operations in Dec. 1, 2017, and patients must register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission so that they can access their medicine.

Qualifying conditions in the state of Maryland include:

  • Seizures
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Insomnia
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscular Distrophy
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Arthritis
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Alzheimer’s
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Muscle Spasms

Recreational marijuana is decriminalized in this state for quantities of up to 10g. One is allowed to carry medical use cannabis though growing it is strictly illegal. The fine for possession of 10g of recreational cannabis or less is punishable by a $100 fine in the first offense while a second offense attracts $250 and a third one $500 plus possible drug treatment.

Lydia K. (Bsc. RN) is a cannabis writer, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. Currently, she is a regular writer for Mace Media. In the past, she has written for MyBud, RX Leaf & Dine Magazine (Canada), CBDShopy (UK) and Cannavalate & Pharmadiol (Australia). She is best known for writing epic news articles and medical pieces. Occasionally, she deviates from news and science and creates humorous articles. And boy doesn't she love that! She equally enjoys ice cream, as should all right-thinking people.